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Keep Your Plumbing System Sharp This Season!

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Routine Checkup

There are many things you can do to keep your plumbing pristine this season. Here are the

Summertime could mean more dirty clothing which leads to more laundry. Before putting a load of laundry in make sure to regularly check on your washing machine. It is important to check the machine hoses to see if there are any bulges.

Also, it is important to check for leaks and cracks and to regularly remove dryer lint. To keep a washing machine in good shape it requires maintenance and routine checkups. Washing machine hoses should be replaced every three years.

To prevent hose kinking and damage be sure to keep the washing machine at least four inches away from the wall. It is also important to never leave your house when your water is running. This could permanently damage your washing machine and create a leak.

Kitchen Care

It is important to take care of your kitchen sink. One may think that anything could be washed in the sink and flung down the garbage disposal, but that is not the truth. Most garbage disposals are not able to handle "stringy" foods such as celery, corn husks, and bananas.

Not only can that damage your sink, but so can various cooking oils and fats as they are known to form clogs in the pipes. Before and after putting a waste item down the garbage disposal one should spray cold water down the drain for around 15 seconds to flush it out.

Having said that, products like cake or potato mixes and instant stuffing products, along with pasta and rice will only create clogs when water is added, so it is important to know what and what not to put down the garbage disposal.

Saving Money

Plumbing and water bills can be quite expensive. Most of the time it is because one may not be as conservative as they should be. An important tip to save some money is to turn down the temperature of your water heater, and turn up the temperature of your refrigerator.

This is adequate for a family going on a vacation to make these changes. Also, to avoid paying full repair fees, it is advisable to schedule annual maintenance inspections to ensure that your plumbing systems are running properly, so they never break down when you might need them most.

Avoid the hassle of an untimely repair, call Samco Plumbing at (863) 509-1718 for an inspection in the Lakeland area!